Are you giving yourself enough time to submit your PMP Application (before the March 26 test change?)

///Are you giving yourself enough time to submit your PMP Application (before the March 26 test change?)

Are you giving yourself enough time to submit your PMP Application (before the March 26 test change?)

“Out Of Time” – Rolling Stones

 

The PMP Exam is changing on March 26, so you still have almost 5 weeks.

But there are 3 Things Which Could Slow You Down Big-Time:

1) “Your Application Has Been Rejected”

If your application gets rejected by PMI, you will have to revise it ASAP & resubmit (probably will take a few days to revise. And then you’ll have the 5 days again to wait for PMI to reprocess the new application.

2) “You Have Been Selected For An Audit”

  • Every PMP Candidate faces a 1 in 10 chance of being audited
  • PMI currently has a back-log of Audits, causing PMI to take 2 weeks on average to process your audit AFTER you send in your Audit Materials.
  • And putting your Audit Materials together usually takes at least a few days.

3) Both #1 and #2 (Above)

It happens probably every day that someone in the world goes through the submission process, gets rejected (#1 above), resubmits, gets accepted, goes to schedule their test, and then gets hit with the Audit (#2 above).

A few DOs & DON’Ts for getting your application right

  • DON’T just cut-and-paste bullets from your resume
  • DO describe your work on the project in terms PMI will understand

 

  • DON’T just list a lot of terms like: “WBS, Risk Register, Charter”
  • DO explain your role in creating each document, and put it in the context of the appropriate PMI Domain and Process

 

  • DON’T just describe the components of the project
  • DO focus on what YOU did to manage each component

 

  • DON’T just focus on your role as an individual contributor / technician
  • DO focus on what you did wearing your “Manager’s Hat” (managing the team, working with your Stakeholders, etc.)

 

YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE TO SEE:

1. My Next 4 PMP Classes for NYU SPS:

  • PMP PREP: Sundays, April 8 – May 6 (Section 3)
  • PMP PREP: Tuesday & Thursday evenings, April 3 – May 3 (Section 4)
  • Critical Path Method: 1-Day Intensive, Sunday, Feb. 25 (Advanced Class, 8 PDUs for PMP credential-holders, also helps give an edge toward the PMP / CAPM tests)
  • Earned Value Management: 1-Day Intensive, Sunday, March 4 (Advanced Class, 8 PDUs, also helps give an edge toward the PMP / CAPM tests)

2. My Book: The Project Management Answer Book, 2nd Edition

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